The Magic of Vienna’s Christmas Markets

Christkindlmarkt © WienTourismus/C.Alessandri

Vienna Christmas Markets to Get Visitors in the Yuletide Spirit: The first Christmas markets in Vienna were held more than seven centuries ago when in 1296 Emperor Albrecht I granted Viennese traders and shopkeepers the privilege of holding a December market for the city’s population.  Christkindlmarkt in those early days took place around Christmas and […]

Weissenkirchen – A Town Named after its White Church

Weissenkirchen Boat Pier

Weissenkirchen – A Small Town with a Dominating White Church: Weissenkirchen is a small town in the northeastern Austrian state of Lower Austria. On our Danube River cruise sailing westward from Vienna, Weissenkirchen was on the right bank of the Danube River, the next town past Dürnstein with its striking Wedgwood-like church tower. Weissenkirchen -a […]

Trzesniewski – Vienna’s Famous Sandwich Shop

Trzesniewski Vienna

Trzesniewski Offers Finger Sandwiches in Twenty-Two Different Fillings: Vienna is famous for its Schanigärten (sidewalk cafés), gasthaus, traditional restaurants and heuriger, all offering traditional Viennese cuisine like the Wiener schnitzels, Tafelspitz (boiled beef), apfelstrudel, etc. A food that is rarely promoted is the humble sandwich.  At Trzesniewski Buffet, a famous Vienna sandwich shop, you can […]

Café Neko – Vienna’s Cat Café

Cat Cafe

At Café Neko, Customers Can Enjoy a Snack in the Relaxing Companionship of Cats: Vienna is famous for its grand cafés and coffee shop culture and many of its traditional coffee houses have been around for decades. A relatively new and different coffee shop on Blumenstockgasse 5 is Café Neko, the first ever ‘cat cafe’ […]

Christmas Concerts in Vienna

Christmas Concerts in Vienna

Christmas in Vienna: Enjoy a Range of Christmas Concerts at Famous Venues in Vienna: Christmas is a special time in Vienna and in the four weeks leading to Christmas much of the city’s deeply-rooted Christmas traditions are played out in the living rooms and kitchens of homes and in colourful events around the city. Christmas […]

Christmas in Vienna: Advent Music in Vienna Churches 2014

Advent Music in Vienna

Christmas in Vienna: Advent Music to Put You in the Spirit of Christmas: There’s nothing like Christmas carols, Advent choirs and the sound of trumpets to get people into the spirit of Christmas. And in Vienna visitors can get in the mood for Christmas with Advent music at some of the city’s most beautiful churches. […]

Parndorf Designer Outlet – Parndorf Outlet

Parndorf Designer Outlet

The Parndorf Outlet is Austria’s first Designer Outlet: From our website traffic, we know that the Parndorf Designer Outletis extremely popular with shoppers. Parndorf’s website information is provided in Russian, Chinese, Hungarian and Slovakian which shows that it’s not just Austrians who are flocking here for their designer shopping. Opened in 1998, the Parndorf Outlet […]

Vienna Cafés, Coffee Shops and Coffee Roasters

Vienna Coffee House

Vienna Cafés and Coffee Shops: Vienna has many famous and grand cafés and coffee houses like the Café Residenz, Café Hofburg, Grand Café, Café Demel and Café Landtmann which are fit for royalty and those who like a bit of pampering. But for the coffee enthusiast who is looking for interesting coffee houses and some […]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Birthday Anniversary 2012

Mozart's Geburtshaus

Born on January 27, 1756 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is Still Remembered 256 Years Later: As one genius, Albert Einstein, said of another: “Mozart is the greatest composer of all” and January 27th marks the 256th anniversary of the birthday of this much-loved and greatest of composers. Things to do in Vienna Mozarthaus Vienna is the only […]

Walking in the Footsteps of Mozart in Vienna

Portrait of Mozart

Walking in the Footsteps of Mozart – A Self-Guided Mozart Vienna Walking Tour: Mozart was born in Salzburg and although he lived for 25 years in this city, the final ten years of his short life were spent in Vienna. It was in Vienna that many important events took place that shaped his later life. […]